Sunday, February 28, 2010

A card for Cora

Hi Everyone, Well I have a baby card today. Shocking Right? This is for by new granddaughter. This was a fun card to make. I missed the CTMH class to learn how to make it but I figured it out and I thought it was so much fun. You use one 8 1/2 by 11" sheet of paper. Then you fold it into quarters and cut one of the folds. Next you fold the first quarter back diagonaly. The one behind that is folded the same but a little bigger. I used scrap paper to figure it out.
The buggy was cut with my Cricut. All the details are listed below.
The first tag is printed with advice for our new little girl. On the second tag I wrote advice from Grandpa which you can read if you click on the picture. It is too funny.
The last picture shows how it looks from the side and the folds. The picture really doesn't do it justice. This is the prettiest card I think I have ever made.










After I finished the card I look to see if it worked for any challenges and it did.

Recipe
Congratulations from CTMH Gracious Greetings
Fish CTMH Catch of the Day
Tag CTMHTreasure Life
Paper Reminisce Baby Girl Footprints
Ribbon and shadow of buggy SU
Pearsl and Rhinestones by Kaiser Graft
The edge of the tags were shaded with Copic marker RV32
Cricut Cartridge buggy Mother’s Day 2010
Ink Memento Tuxedo Black

Challenges:
SSDS Challenge Week 29 Sparkle
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C26 It's all about Texture
Lexi’s Creations Challenge #8 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #56 Cut it out Pop it up

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Welcome Cora Mary

Hi Everyone,
This has been a busy couple of weeks. No card to show today but I do have a picture of my beautiful new granddaughter. Isn't she beautiful?? She live in Montana so I will not get to meet her until May which makes me very sad. For now I will enjoy the pictures her that mom and dad send us. They are going to be the best parents and we are so happy for them.
Cora already is testing them. They had a beautiful natural birth planned but Cora didn't want to come into the world that way. Mom had to have a c section but everyone was OK and that is what is important.
Hopefully I will have a card to show you tomorrow.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Craft Room

Here is what my craft room looks like now. I love it. The sunlight is so nice and it is great to have a place for everything. Using the counter instead of a table was the best idea. I love all the space and I fill it all up every time I make a card. I still need to figure out how to keep track of my DP. I am trying to keep it by company. That seems to work for me.

Let me know what you think.

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Craft Room Before

Hi I am trying to show you my craft room before. This is the link I think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig_BbdwRD0I&layer_token=f9407575de5f4dd7

Ok this will take you to it if you cut and past it in the address line.
If anyone can help me learn how to get the video on my blog PLEASE let me know.
I'll post the after tonight if I can get it figured out.
Have a great day!


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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Unscripted Sketches, JUGS and More

It is Saturday and that mean a new sketch for Unscripted #42. I just love following their sketches. This was an easy card once I thought of what I wanted to do. Well the Split Negative was a little tricky. I did this technique foe the Just Us Girls Challenge. I watch Gina K at Stamp TV do this technique and I have always wanted to give it a try. the Stamp I used an old stamp that I got at a garages sale a long time ago. It is by Hero Arts and is called Tree II. The sentiment is Trendy Trees from SU. The black pearls are from Queen and Co. The paper is by Kaiser Craft called Ebony and Ivory. I love this paper and it matched the tree stamp so well.

This next picture is the inside. It is the other side of the DP and I punched it with a MS punch. The great part about making a split negative is that you end up with two images so I made two card. I didn't stamp the inside yet because I thought this would work for a get well or a sympathy card.

Thanks to Caryl at Stamps and Stitches I see that this card fits two more challenges Stars and Stamps Technique Challenge: Heat Embossing (the trees were embossed with white and black embossing powder), and Our Creative Corner: Something Old (The tree stamp is like I said is something old. Go check out her card. Caryl did a beautiful Valentine card that fit 13 challenges.

I tried to post the video I made of my old and new scrap room. I couldn't do it with the add movie button. So if anyone knows how to add a movie to a blog and would like to teach me how I would love to hear from you.

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

One Card Four Challenges

I was home sick today with a headache. It seems like the past three or four Thursdays I wake up with a headache and feel like I am getting a cold and a sore throat. So I went to the Dr to see what is going on. Turns out that when you have a 4o minute drive in the winter and you run your car heater you dry out your sinus causing headaches and a sore throat. Well I feel silly but I am happy to know what is going on.
I took some time today to make a card for the Color Throwdown Challenge #79 which was to use blush blossom, sage shadow and riding hood red. I bought a new MS punch the other day and I just love it. I had to cut the card a little to let the the liner show. It reminds me of a petticoat. The base card is SU Sage Shadow, that I stamped with a SU stamp and ran through the CB with a small CB folder. The DP is from a SU pad. I had the Riding Hood Red ribbon and the paper matched so I think it is the same color. I cut and embossed the flowers with a SU folder . Then I used a little Rose Red to sponge and highlight the flowers. I used glue dots to add the ribbon. The inside is stamped with SU Flight of the Butterfly. These pictures are really bad. This is a very pretty card but the pictures look lame.
The sketch is from Sketches by Tamara Challenge #106. I went to Pile It On to look for motivation and found her challenge. Pile It On's challenge is love. I think when you wish someone, "a day as happy as happy can get," you are wishing them love. What do you think? Cute Card Thursday Challenge 99 is love also. So this card would work for four challenges. I love it when I can post a card on multipul challenges. Its the comment. I love comments. The more challenges the more comments. So there you have it! I need to know what you think good or bad.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Check it Out

There is a great blog by a very gifted card maker. The blog is called Going Buggy. Enfys has wonderful ideas and some blog candy. Check it out.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentines to My Students

I got up at 4:45 to blow the snow a second time from this last storm. When I came in I found out we are on a 2 hour delay. That means I don't have to leave the house until 9:00. Boy I really could have used that sleep, but now I am awake and I get to show you what I made. This is what I made for my students for Valentines day. My friend was going to toss all the white cardstock from the pages in a new scrapbook. It is perfect for card bases. The cards are cut 6" X 4.25" and scored at 3". The DP is from Creative Imaginations. It is what I used on the last card and it was 50% off paper. I cut it at 2 7/8" X 4 1/8". The hearts were with my Cricut Doodlecharms Cartarage. The face is a Peachy Keen Stamps. I love those faces. The ribbon and Valentine brads I got to match the paper from one of my favorite scrapbook store. The inside stamp is a Hero Arts stamp. We are not suppose to give candy treats so the treats are small boxes of raisins and fruit snack. I put the card and the treats is a clear bag. Next I made a topper out of white card stock cut at 5 X 5" so that I could use a MS punch. I don't like that you are limited to the size to do the corner, but I do love the punch. I only did the bottom. They children are 7 years old. I don't think they will notice and I already have a bit of time invested on this project. There is house work I could do. LOL I stamped the topper with SU's stamp I{heart}Heart. Then I punched two holes with a MM Crop a dile II and tied it with pink ribbon. Boy I love the Crop-a-dile II a lot more then the other one and I got it on sale at WM for $20. I watched that for a long time before I bought it.
This was a fun project for me to make I hope children enjoy them. It also work for a couple of challenges, Creative Card Crew Challenge 44 Valentines, and Tuesday Taggers which is Love. What do you think?
Thanks for stopping and have a great day,

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Valentine from A Child's Year


Hi Everyone, This was another fast and busy weekend. Today I spent the day with my best friend making cards and scrapbooking. She makes the most amazing scrapbook pages. They are so creative. I worked on Valentines for my students and this card for Unscripted Sketches #41. I used Cricut cartridge A Child's Year. The DP is from Creative Imaginations. The Love is from a CTMH stamp set. The ribbon is something I had. I love this cartridge. The little silhouettes are so cute. The base card is PL Black from Gina K Design.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping.